Manchester United youth team coach Tommy Martin firmly believes the club are going to use Will Keane in the first-team squad following his recall from a loan spell at Preston.
Louis van Gaal‘s shortage of strikers forced him to stop the 22-year-old’s season-long loan at Deepdale early in order to boost his options.
Keane may have only scored two goals in 22 matches for the Championship club, but Martin hopes the Englishman will spend more time with the first-team than the U21s.
Speaking about Keane’s chances, Martin said: “I think that’s the idea of him coming back from Preston, that hopefully he’ll be involved with the first team more than the Under-21s.”
To be honest, I’m quite surprised van Gaal has re-called Keane and chosen not to bring back Wilson who has already scored more goals at Brighton than Keane did at Preston despite having only joined quite recently.
That being said, I was a big fan of Keane prior to his cruciate ligament injury which cruelly robbed him of an opportunity under Sir Alex Ferguson but it looks like he’ll be given a new chance under van Gaal.
If he does come into the team, there will be a lot of pressure on Keane to deliver straight away because of how poorly we are looking in front of goal but that should spur him on and if he can find some goalscoring form, there’s every chance he’ll get himself plenty of game time.